The Blackpool Tower Circus
The Blackpool Tower Circus
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Join us for the UK's biggest and best Circus with amazing acts from all over the globe! Astonishing acrobats, dare-devil stunts and hilarious comedy antics make this the must see show for 2016! Fantastic fun, amazing feats, book now!
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  • Joanne H
    Bingley, United Kingdom1,085 contributions
    Great entertainment
    The circus at the Tower has been running since I was a kid and it is great to see they are still continuing the tradition, especially as circuses are becoming rarer and rarer. The acts were all brilliant ranging from clowns, jugglers, high wire to illusionists and many more, they certainly filled the 2 hours. The finale with the water pit is unique and stunning and is what makes this circus special The decor of the auditorium is more like a theatre than a big top, but this definitely adds to the nostalgia of the place I got tickets as part of a Merlin combination ticket package so it made the price very reasonable, brought back happy childhood memories and I would recommend visiting
    Hello Joanne Thank you for your review on the Blackpool Tower Circus. I am thrilled to hear you had a fantastic time with us! This year’s performance showcases spectacular acrobats and talented acts performing edge of your seat jaw-dropping stunts and comedy antics. It’s definitely a must see when in Blackpool! Kind regards Kenny Mew
    Written October 3, 2020
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    Visited September 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 3, 2020
  • 27dmb
    Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom133 contributions
    Nostalgic
    My 3 and 6 year old granddaughters hadn’t ever been to a circus or seen the Illuminations so we decided to combine the two. We didn’t queue for long, we had our temperature taken and shown to our seats which were set out with good social distancing. The one way system was also explained to us. Whilst appreciating the age of the venue I thought the toilet queues could’ve been managed better. I took my granddaughter to the female toilets but we opened the door to find it packed. We then backed out and I wouldn’t go in again until they emptied, much to the impatience of people behind us. I was also surprised that the hand dryer was still in operation given that many places have replaced them with paper towels particularly in similar confined spaces. Another shock was that we expected to have our bags searched on the way in or to go through a security scanner so we had taken minimal baggage and didn’t even take drinks in only to find several families had taken picnics in! Given the high profile of Blackpool Tower and the ongoing enquiry into the Manchester Arena terrorist attack the lack of security is a concern. As for the show, we all loved it especially the juggler and tightrope walker. I’d been brought up going to see Charlie Cairoli and his clowns so maybe I was expecting a bit too much from Mooky who just seemed to fill in bits whilst equipment was being assembled. Some of the show just seemed a bit disjointed. Great to see the water show at the end is still happening. Would we go again? Yes but not unless the toilet queuing was better managed and security is taken as seriously as Covid precautions. Brought back some lovely memories though.
    Hello, Thank you for your review of Blackpool Tower circus. I am glad to hear that you all enjoyed the Circus ,the water finale is a brilliant way to end to a fantastic show We do appreciate your feedback and take all comments on board. Kind regards Kenny Mew
    Written November 5, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2020
    Traveled with family
    Written October 30, 2020
  • MACave65
    Colchester, United Kingdom60 contributions
    Family Fun
    This attraction continues to entertain the whole family, from clowns and fun for the children, athletic men performing feet’s of strength for the mums, showgirls for the dads. The talent and expertise of the performers is breathtaking from high flying trapeze acts to tight rope walking etc. There is something for the whole family, the clowns and floor acts intersect with the audience. At the time of our visit COVID was still prevalent so booking in advance is required, and social distancing throughout, including the arena was well controlled. A must see if you are visiting Blackpool.
    Hello, Thank you for your review! I am pleased to hear that you had a wonderful time at the Blackpool Tower Circus. Our Circus team works really hard to deliver excellent shows and reading your fantastic feedback makes it all worth it! Kind regards Kenny Mew
    Written September 17, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2020
    Traveled with family
    Written September 7, 2020
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Hannah S
Cheadle, UK501 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
My first trip to the circus at 32 did not disappoint. I don't know who was more excited, me or the kids.

I pre-booked the tickets online for the 1pm Friday showing. Tickets cost £30 for a family of 4 which was very reasonable. The doors opened 45 minutes prior to the show. We sat on the second to last row and had a fantastic view of the whole circus.

There were snacks and refreshments available before the circus started and at the interval. Programmes and light up toys are available to purchase in the ring (cash payments only).

The pianist and female singer kicked off the show with a spectacular start. Mooky & Mr Boo had adult's and children in fits of laughter and the performers were absolutely amazing. The stunts had everyone mesmerised.

Really good value for money and not to be missed.
Written August 8, 2021
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Hello Hannah. Thank you for your review of the Blackpool Tower Circus. This attraction is a definite must see when you are in Town! We have our famous clowns, Mooky and Mr Boo making our audience still laugh their socks off and some amazing acts completing exciting dangerous stunts. I hope you will visit us again soon. Kind regards, Kenny.
Written August 30, 2021
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Mrs.kft
North Lanarkshire, UK103 contributions
May 2021 • Family
First time at the circus and it certainly won’t be our last. Covid procedures are the best with temp checks, sanitizer and social distancing all in place. We paid for VIP ringside seats, worth it for the extra leg room and snacks (which are included) we also purchased a brochure for £3 whilst waiting for the show to start. The show itself is filled with amazing acts suitable for all ages. You simply won’t regret a visit here.
Written June 27, 2021
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Hi, Thank you for your review on the Blackpool Tower Circus . I am thrilled to hear you had a fantastic time with us! This year’s performance showcases spectacular acrobats and talented acts performing edge of your seat jaw-dropping stunts and comedy antics. It’s definitely a must see when in Blackpool! Kind regards, Kenny Mew.
Written June 30, 2021
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AmyLou2019
Falkirk, UK10 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
I attended the circus on Saturday 16th April with my husband and 4 year old daughter, and I can’t lie, we were extremely hesitant after having read recent reviews. However we had no reason to be anxious as there was absolutely nothing to dread, we had a brilliant time!!
I’m aware that the circus only started up again on April 2nd, so reviews previous to this may well be due to teething issues - but our experience was completely different to what others have had.
We visited the circus as part of the multi ticket purchased on the the Blackpool tower website and had to book a day/time in advance which completely makes sense. We paid £88 for the 3 of us to attend 3 different attractions - which we felt was very reasonable!
On arrival the staff were helpful and directed us to where we were going. We arrived around 20 minutes before the show started and I’m glad we did as it was already filling up.
We have never been to the circus at the tower before, so I can’t compare it to previous years as some others have, but we personally felt that there was a good range of acts! Mr Boo and Mooky were funny and all the kids seemed really entertained. All the performers were brilliant and so talented - so please don’t be put off by negative reviews, especially if you haven’t attended the circus before! During the interval, there was snacks, ice cream and drinks available as well as souvenirs and the usual kids ‘toys’. Again we felt the prices of the snacks and juice was reasonable! We were under £10 for a juice, large slush and tub of Pringles.
The finale was good, but I do believe it is usually on a much bigger scale with a fountain etc, but we weren’t left disappointed at all by the whole experience!

If you haven’t been before, please do note take too much note of the negative reviews. The show is really good and the performers are brilliant and clearly put their everything into the show. It lasted around 2 hours in total, including the interval.
Written April 17, 2022
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Hello, Thank you for leaving a fantastic review for the Blackpool Tower Circus This year’s show is guaranteed to take your family on a rollercoaster of belly laughs and wide mouth gasps and I am thrilled to see that our guests love it as much as we do! Our Circus team works really hard to deliver Brilliant shows and reading your fantastic feedback makes it all worth it! Kind regards Michelle
Written April 18, 2022
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Steff7
20 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
This was our 3rd year visiting Blackpool Tower and up until now we had never been to the circus, we have been missing out on something spectacular! I have only ever been to a circus once and it was nothing in comparison to this one. Our party of 8 included my parents, husband and 4 kids aged between 8-18yrs old and we were all spell bound by the show. Each and every member of the circus had us in the palm of their hands and 2 hours felt like 10 minutes, it passed by to fast as it was so jammed packed with talent! They also did a heartfelt tribute to our NHS who have worked tirelessly to look after us as result of our current climate. Topping it all off was a jaw dropping water finale which was the perfect end to the show. Can’t wait to see it again next year!
Written September 25, 2020
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Hello Steff Thank you for leaving a fantastic review for the Blackpool Tower Circus This year’s show is guaranteed to take your family on a rollercoaster of belly laughs and wide mouth gasps and I am thrilled to see that our guests love it as much as we do! We hope to see you again soon Kind Regards Kenny Mew
Written October 3, 2020
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Craig M
Dundee, UK409 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
We went to the 1pm show on a Saturday in October. They are keeping it well below capacity in line with the COVID guidelines, and in that respect everything felt safe. The show itself was great as it always is and Mooky and Mr Boo always entertain and give the impression it is something they love doing. Hopefully people find the time to go especially just now to ensure the circus keeps going and comes out the other side of this. I thoroughly enjoyed the show as I have done for many years and look forward to my next visit.
Written October 19, 2020
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Hello Thank you for your review! I am pleased to hear that you had a wonderful time at the Blackpool Tower Circus. Our Circus team works really hard to deliver excellent shows and reading your fantastic feedback makes it all worth it! Kind regards Kenny Mew
Written October 26, 2020
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Scott J
12 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
We as a family have gone to the Circus every year since I was a little boy, and on every occasion we have noted either on the guest surveys or mentioned it to staff.

The use of the extremely talented performers to sell over priced goodies is absolutely appalling! These people work so hard during the show and are then made to sell overpriced face painting, leaflets and lights. This should be there rest period. Use the million and one other staff member the towers has to sell them.

It was equally as disappointing to see the acts sat outside by the Dungeon on a dirty step having to eat their lunch. From what I can see these talented actors are treated poorly and aren't looked after like they should be!

Written August 21, 2021
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Hello. Thank you for your review. If you would like to discuss this further, please contact us on guestservices.theblackpooltower@merlientertainments.biz Kind regards, Kenny.
Written August 31, 2021
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MichaelAlbert
17 contributions
May 2021 • Family
During the long months of lockdown, we couldn't wait for indoor attractions to open again. All the family love Mooky, so the Tower Circus was always going to be the first show we chose to see.

Face masks had to be worn but the show was so enjoyable that we soon forgot we were wearing them. Mooky and his brother Boo were funny again is a worthy successor to the great Charlie Caroli. The other performers from the musicians to the acrobats were amazing too. It was nice to see Michael the Juggler create a world record (for the number of balls being juggled) and the singing of "You'll
Never Walk Alone" was very moving. I couldn't remember the singer's name but her singing was excellent.

We were welcomed into the Circus by Francis who always gives us a "feel good factor" when we meet him. The place did not feel the same when he moved to another Merlin attraction last year, so it was great to him back at the Tower.

We must congratulate the Tower Circus on it's covid measures. There were hand sanitizers around the arena, a one way system to stop people bumping into each other and there was appropriate spacing between groups in the seating areas. It was reassuring to see the staff wiping hand rails in and around the arena. They couldn't have done more to make the place as covid-safe as possible.

Well done to everybody at the Tower Circus for creating a great show and a happy and safe environment.
Written May 28, 2021
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Good Afternoon Thank you for your kind and detailed review! I’m really pleased to hear that you had such a fantastic time with us; we take pride in upholding the highest of standards and really enjoy hearing all of your feedback! I will be sure to let Francis to know about your review as he will be thrilled! I hope you will visit us again soon Kind Regards Kenny Mew
Written June 6, 2021
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b3ck7
Norfolk, UK9 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
My first time in Blackpool with my partner, we visited the circus and absolutely loved it . I’ve been a to a good few circuses but never laughed (genuinely) so much especially at the clowns, I’m the kind to find that part a bit cringy however we both ended up in stitches, loved how a few jokes covered covid making light heart of the situation and quite refreshing from an adults point of view! The level of crowd control was really impressive as they included a more serious topic by tributing Sir Captain Tom Moore and the NHS in such a clever way. Now the reason I go to the circus is to watch the incredible acrobatics which I can add was also, very impressive. Programmes were £3 which I didn’t think was bad and I certainly appreciated the building in which the circus took place in showing much history!
Written August 22, 2021
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Hello. Thank you for leaving a fantastic review for the Blackpool Tower Circus. This year’s show is guaranteed to take you on a rollercoaster of belly laughs and wide mouth gasps and I am thrilled to see that our guests love it as much as we do! We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Kenny.
Written August 30, 2021
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Lindsay1972
Sauchie, UK10 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Been coming to Blackpool for the last 15 years and always come to the circus which at first was amazing ringmaster dancing girls lots of amazing acts this year was very disappointed and felt let down and won’t be back. Merlin have stopped the adults going free with the relevant cereal packets think it’s only the eye online now so was £30 for me and my 10 year old used to love mooky the clown but him and his brother have being doing the same jokes for the last 5 years. Think there was 2 troupes doing 2 different acrobatic routines one lady doing gymnastics she was really good and basically a man pole dancer even the water finale was a let down with the same troupe doing there 3rd routine merlin have spent a lot of money on new rollercoasters they seriously need to put some money into there Blackpool attractions until then I will not return which is sad cause it used to be the highlight of our Blackpool holiday .
Written May 24, 2022
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Hello Lindsay. Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy the Circus this year. We have had so much great feedback regarding our show and we are sorry it was not for you. Your comments and feedback have been taken on board and we appreciate your opinion on this attraction. We aim for our Circus to deliver excellent entertainment for all ages and we really are sorry you did not enjoy it. Kind regards, Kenny.
Written May 30, 2022
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EastendNina
Glasgow, UK3 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
We booked two adult tickets at a total of £39. Checked website for a specific start time but couldn’t find one. Assumed ticket time of 19.30 had a built in buffer time before show start. Unfortunately this was not true.
We arrived at the door at 19.37 to be told that they had just let in the last people and the show was full. Upon asking they said show actually starts before 19.30 as they have a singer on. This was in no way clear on the website or confirmation email.
The staff were polite and we were refunded but disappointing all the same.
Written July 17, 2021
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Good afternoon Thank you for your review, we highly appreciate your feedback. I am sorry for any confusion when booking the tickets, on the website when booking it does ask you to select the showtime of the Circus show you would like to visit and we also have all showtimes available on the opening times page of our website. I am unsure as to why you was not let into the Circus as we do allow guests that are late entry so I will chase this up, however, I am pleased to see that the team on the day were polite and sorted a refund for you I hope you will visit us again soon Kind Regards Kenny
Written August 29, 2021
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